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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has announced that its EVP and chief medical officer Troyen Brennan has been named to the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform, an independent commission that will assess how physicians are paid, and how pay incentives are linked to patient care.
The commission is sponsored by the Society of General Internal Medicine. The new panel is comprised of physicians, representatives from health care, insurance, a state health department, as well as health policy leaders and a consumer representative. Commission members will offer a range of perspectives in their efforts to provide a roadmap of cost-conscious payment changes that will help rein in health care spending while at the same time optimizing patient care.
The commission will meet over the course of one year and issue recommendations in early 2013. The commission is funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the California Healthcare Foundation, and the Sergei Zlinkoff Fund for Medical Education and Research.
Before joining CVS Caremark in 2008, Brennan served as chief medical officer for Aetna and president and CEO of Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization in Boston.